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Prescott Valley in Brief: Fundraiser at bakery Jan. 26 to help Mayer principal

On Monday, Jan. 21 — the Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service — Stepping Stones Clothing Outlet in Prescott Valley received help from volunteers, Mona, at bottom, and Melissa, center. Volunteering is not limited to one day though; to help at Stepping Stones in the future, call 928-775-7222. The outlet is located at 6717 E. 2nd St. (Courtesy)

On Monday, Jan. 21 — the Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service — Stepping Stones Clothing Outlet in Prescott Valley received help from volunteers, Mona, at bottom, and Melissa, center. Volunteering is not limited to one day though; to help at Stepping Stones in the future, call 928-775-7222. The outlet is located at 6717 E. 2nd St. (Courtesy)

Fundraiser at bakery Jan. 26 to help Mayer principal

The Flour Stone Bakery and Café offers an opportunity for the community to show its support of Jeff Duncan, Mayer High School principal and boys basketball coach, who is battling Stage 4 cancer.

Bakery owner Igal Blumstein is donating 10 percent of all proceeds the bakery takes in on Saturday, Jan. 26, to Duncan.

He will present a check to Coach Duncan at the MHS basketball game scheduled for 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 31, against Mogollon High School at home.

In addition, Blumstein is asking customers to “round up” their tab by giving the extra change to benefit Duncan and his family.

For more information on the fundraiser, call Blumstein at 928-848-3936.

Talk focuses on how to stay safe online

Prescott Valley Public Library, 7401 E. Skoog Blvd., is offering How to Stay Safe Online (Wednesdays, Feb. 6 and 13 from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.).

The internet is a daily part of our family, social, and business lives. It is also where scammers and identity thieves lurk, a news release states. Protect yourself by learning to recognize “phishing” and fraud attempts in this class designed for internet users of all ages. You’ll learn how to create and use effective passwords, develop and practice good security habits, and reduce your exposure to threats.

The class also covers virus protection, firewalls, top scams, credit monitoring, job search scams, and much more. Class numbers are limited so please register online at pvlib.net, Attend, Classes. For more information and to register, call 928-759-3040. All computer classes are held in the PC Lab on the second floor of the library.

Free tax preparation, Jan. 22 to April 15

IRS certified tax preparers with the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program, partnering with Catholic Charities, will provide free federal and state tax preparation and e-file service at two locations: Prescott Valley Public Library, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Jan. 22 to April 15, at 7401 E. Skoog Blvd., Crystal Room; and at the Catholic Charities office, Jan. 26 to April 15, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., 434 W. Gurley St., Prescott.

Appointments are recommended. Call 928-460-9805.

Join presentation on climate change Thursday

The Northern Arizona Climate Change Alliance will present Part 2 of its talk on climate change at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 24, on the Northern Arizona University campus across from the Prescott Valley Public Library, 7351 E. Civic Center.

The speaker is NAU professor Stefan Sommer, a biologist, lecturer and filmmaker.

Quilts of Valor national ‘sew day’ is Feb. 2

The Prescott Valley Public Library and AZ Freedom Quilters Chapter #546 will be hosting the 2019 Quilts of Valor Foundation National Sew Day, Saturday, Feb. 2, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

This event supports the local chapter of Quilts of Valor. This group makes quilts and presents them to veterans all over Northern Arizona. “As QOVF celebrates the milestone of awarding 200,000 QOVs since 2003, we know we still have more to do. The theme for the 6th annual QOVF National Sew day is ‘On our way to 300,000!’ according to a news release.

The AZ Freedom Quilters will provide the 2019 QOV pattern, fabric, limited cutting mats and other sewing tools. Please bring your machine and if you want, red, white and blue fabrics, thread, pins, etc. If you can’t make the event but still want to participate, call and the group will get you the guidelines and information needed to sew and add your quilt square. RSVP to 928-759-6193 or azfreedomquiltsprescott@gmail.com.

Coloring for Adults every second Thursday

Come and enjoy a relaxing time coloring with other adults at Prescott Valley Public Library, 7401 E. Skoog Blvd., every second Thursday, from 5 to 6:45 p.m. for Coloring for Adults.

No rules, just fun. Bring in your favorite coloring book and materials or choose from a variety of coloring pages and materials that are available to explore the simple pleasures of coloring. Some basic instruction for ideas and techniques to spice up your coloring are available. Remember there is no right or wrong way to color, just have fun. No registration required. Call 928-759-3040 for more information.

‘Elements of a Myth’ at the library

Prescott Valley Public Library, 7401 E. Skoog Blvd., is offering two sessions on “Elements of a Myth” on Feb. 5 and 12, from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.

What is a myth? It is a traditional story, usually concerning the early history of a people or explaining some natural or social phenomenon, and typically involving supernatural beings or events. Let’s creatively write a short myth.

Registration required. Please sign up at pvlib.net, Attend, Classes. Classes are held in the PC Lab. For information, call 928-759-3040.

Knits and Knots every third Wednesday

Enjoy the art of crochet, knitting, and any other portable needle craft every third Wednesday, from 5:30 to 6:45 p.m., at the Prescott Valley Public Library, Glassford Hill Room, 7401 E. Skoog Blvd. If someone needs help reading a pattern or figuring out a new stitch, there is always someone who can lend a hand. Besides sharing knowledge and expertise, this group shares patterns as well. Friendly and helpful — newcomers are always welcome. No registration required. Call 928-759-3040 for more information.

Creative writing time in February at the library

Prescott Valley Public Library, 7401 E. Skoog Blvd., is offering two sessions of Creative Writing Time on Feb. 7 and 14, from 5:30 to 6:30 pm. This will be generating ideas and writing on the spot. Come and create. Registration required. Please sign up at pvlib.net, Attend, Classes. Classes are held in the PC Lab. For more information call 928-759-3040.

Town seeks to fill 3 board vacancies

Arts and Culture Commission

This commission serves in an advisory capacity to the Town Council on matters pertaining to the visual and performing arts and culture within Prescott Valley.

This is a volunteer position by appointment of the Town Council, requiring some experience and knowledge of the arts and culture.

First priority for membership is given to those who live and reside within the Prescott Valley town limits; however, persons residing outside of the town limits who are uniquely qualified for membership may be considered for appointment.

PARKS AND RECREATION COMMISSION

The Parks & Recreation Commission recommends regulations and policy for the administration, control and improvement of the public parks. This is a volunteer position by appointment of the Town Council, requiring some experience and knowledge of Parks & Recreation programming, special events, and parks maintenance. Those appointed must live and reside within the Prescott Valley town limits.

Library Board of Trustees

This is a volunteer position by appointment of the Town Council. This position requires general knowledge of library operations, policies and procedures. Those appointed must live and reside within the Prescott Valley town limits.

Applications for all of these are available in the Executive Management Office, on the fourth floor of the Civic Center at 7501 E. Civic Circle, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.

School seeks tool donations

Canyon View Preparatory Academy is seeking tool donations for its industrial technology program. Donations of woodworking tools, metalworking tools, and scrap metal can be dropped off at the school at 9030 E. Florentine, Prescott Valley. For drop-off times, please call 928-775-5115 between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. If you want to donate to the shop program, but are not able to deliver these tools, the school may be able to pick some items up after hours. Canyon View Preparatory Academy is non-profit 501(c)3. Donations are deductible under Arizona State Tax Credit.

Credit union offers scholarships

Credit Union West is committed to supporting Maricopa and Yavapai counties through programs that benefit the community-at-large. In 2019, the credit union is offering $5,000 in scholarships to graduating high school seniors.

These five $1,000 awards will allow local high school graduates to offset the cost of studying at a four-year college, community college or trade school.

With a special focus, two of these $1,000 scholarships are reserved for students who participated in their school’s Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (JROTC). The remaining three awards are open to all local graduates who meet the scholarship requirements.

“We are committed to advancing the economic strength of Maricopa and Yavapai counties,” said Karen Roch, president and CEO of Credit Union West. “These scholarships help local students gain the knowledge and skills needed to fill local jobs and become contributing members of their communities.”

Maricopa and Yavapai county students who graduate in 2019 and plan to attend college or trade school in the fall can apply for a Credit Union West scholarship from through March 29. The application form and rules can be found online at cuwest.org. Scholarship winners will be announced by May 1.

Over $2.5M in scholarships now available

The Arizona Community Foundation’s online scholarship portal is now accepting applications, making scholarship funding opportunities available to students across Arizona for the 2019-20 school year.

As Arizona’s largest private provider of scholarship funding, ACF provides access to more than 100 scholarship awards with a single online application. Completing one general application matches applicants with scholarship opportunities within the system for which they may be eligible.

High school seniors, current college students, or graduate students attending accredited schools anywhere in the United States may apply. Scholarships are available for two-year and four-year colleges and universities, as well as vocational and technical schools. Application deadlines for scholarships vary, ranging from early spring to the end of May. Students are encouraged to apply early to maximize their opportunities for scholarship awards.

The awards available serve a diversity of students. Some scholarships are given based on merit or financial need, while others are awarded to students in a particular geographic region or with specific demographic characteristics. Visit www.azfoundation.org/scholarships to access over $2.5 million in scholarship awards and to find out more about scholarships available through ACF.

Established in 1978, the Arizona Community Foundation is a statewide family of charitable funds supported by thousands of Arizonans. With five regional offices serving communities across Arizona, ACF is among the top 20 community foundations in the nation with more than $961 million in trust and endowment assets, and is certified under the National Standards for U.S. Community Foundations. Since inception, ACF and its affiliates have awarded more than $719 million in grants, scholarships and loans to nonprofit organizations, schools, and government agencies. More information is available at www.azfoundation.org.

Hopi quilting traditions presentation Feb. 14

Carolyn O’Bagy Davis will present Hopi Quilting Traditions from 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 14, at the Prescott Valley Library Crystal Room.

For centuries, Hopi men grew cotton and wove the fibers into blankets and clothing. In the 1880s, with the arrival of Anglo missionaries and government officials, quilting was introduced to the Hopi people and it quickly became integrated into Hopi culture and ceremony with quilts being used in every Hopi household.

Hopis today are fourth- and fifth- generation quilt makers, and as the artistic traditions of two cultures are blended, it is not uncommon to see a quilt with a traditional Anglo pattern and an ancient Hopi image, such as a kachina or a clan motif.

This presentation includes a trunk show of Hopi quilts.

O’Bagy Davis, a fourth-generation descendant of Utah pioneers, is the author of 14 books on archaeology, quilting and the history of the Southwest. Her book, “Hopi Summer,” was selected for OneBook Arizona for 2011 and Desert Trader was named one of the Best Books of the Southwest in 2012.

She was founding president of the Tucson Quilters Guild and Old Pueblo Archaeology Center and is an inducted member of the Society of Women Geographers and the Arizona Quilters Hall of Fame. Davis has appeared on HGTV, PBS, and Lifetime television programs and has curated many traveling museum exhibits.

Call 928-759-3040 for more information.

Children and trauma follow-up workshop set for Jan. 26

Humboldt Unified School District continues to offer popular and much-needed workshops on Working with Traumatized Children.

A free follow-up workshop to the Trauma I training takes place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26, at the HUSD East campus/district office, Building 400, 6411 N. Robert Road.

The four-hour workshop will dive into practical tools to use when working with traumatized children.

Free onsite childcare will be available. Please RSVP by calling Kelly Lee at 928-759-5109 or through email at kelly.lee@humboldtunified.com.

‘The Darkest Hour’ shows at D-H Library Jan. 29

Friends of the Dewey-Humboldt Library will host free movies for grown-ups and snacks, with “The Darkest Hour” showing at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 29, at the Dewey-Humboldt Town Library.

This movie is about British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, called “A Man with the Heart of a Nation,” during World War II.

The library is located at 2735 S. Corral St., Dewey-Humboldt. For more information, call 928-632-5049.

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